Domaine de Piaugier Gigondas 2017
This Domaine de Piaugier Gigondas is a delicious bottle, at a price that doesn't come around often, if ever, for this caliber of juice. It's smooth as silk, with beautifully integrated tannins, and a hearty earthiness. Braised lamb shanks with cippoline onions, carrots and a sprinkling of pancettta are a terrific pairing. Serve them over garlic mashed potatoes or "fauxtatoes" of creamy, mashed cauliflower. Cheers winelovers!
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Long, velvety and intense, the 2017 Gigondas looks to be a worthy successor to fine bottlings in 2015 and 2016. Raspberry and garrigue notes feature prominently in this full-bodied, supple wine that should drink well soon after release. Drink date: 2020-2030." Aug 2018
Winery: "Harvested by hand, the grapes macerate in concrete vat. Then it is aged in 30 hectoliters oak foudre for 18 months. The aging gives to this wine a nice texture, combining a nice body and integrated tannins. Thus, it can be consumed young, while having a remarkable cellaring potential.
Made from forty-year-old vines, this complex and rich wine has all the power that is typical of the Rhône, with fully integrated tannins. The excellent terroir also assures great complexity, finesse and length. Although it is ready to drink now, it would benefit from several years in your cellar."
|Varietal||65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah|
|Aging||18 months in hectoliter oak foudres|